March 17, 1944

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

It was infested and had to be treated. When one takes the whole crop of 560,000,000 bushels two years ago it cannot be said that a very large proportion was destroyed by mites.

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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

It was up to the elevators. The grain was in their annexes and they had to turn it over, sometimes taking it out of the annexes and putting it in the elevators and then putting it back.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

There were warnings

sent out. For instance, "Canada, Department of Agriculture," signed "Services, Division of Entomology: Protect Farm Stored Grain." This was sent out throughout the country, posted up, and mailed to individuals, giving warnings in connection with these matters. The farmers look after their own bins to a considerable extent.

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CCF

Joseph William Burton

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. BURTON:

I should like to ask about a different kind of mite which may not be so small. Would the warble-fly menace come under this discussion? What has the department done to assist in trying to stamp out this pest, which is causing a considerable amount of damage to hides where we have animals on the farms?

(Weybum)

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

It really comes under

the item we just passed, "entomology." But a very active campaign has been carried on in cooperation with the provincial departments of agriculture in order to fight the warble.

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CCF

Joseph William Burton

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. BURTON:

The minister's department, I assume, works in cooperation with the provincial departments?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Yes.

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SC

Victor Quelch

Social Credit

Mr. QUELCH:

Can the minister say if

there will be any difficulty in obtaining supplies of arsenic in the event of a serious outbreak of grasshoppers? A year or two ago there was considerable difficulty in this matter in some municipalities.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

It is not thought that

there will be any difficulty in providing for any outbreaks which are anticipated in the coming year.

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LIB

William Henry Golding

Liberal

The ACTING CHAIRMAN (Mr. Golding):

Shall the item carry?

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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

No.

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NAT

Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

It is not carried, and it is eleven o'clock.

Item stands.

Progress reported.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE


Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre)': On Monday we shall take up first of all the resolution on the war appropriation and the estimates of the Minister of Munitions and Supply, and we may call two items in, order of supply during the day. If we do call them, they are on the Department of the Secretary of State and civil estimates of munitions and supply. Possibly we may have to discuss further the civil estimates of agriculture, and the house must be prepared to take into consideration at any time Mr. Speaker's report on standing orders.


NAT

Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

May I ask what the minister means by saying that we might have to discuss two further items of munitions and supply?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre) :

It is the intention to call two new items.

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NAT

Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

Apart from that, we are going into committee on war appropriations and take up munitions and supply?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

That is correct.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. Exchequer Court Act Monday, March 20, 1944


March 17, 1944